Training Provider Application Process for
Maryland Colleges, Universities, and Approved Private Career Schools -
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
If a training provider is making initial application to be added to the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List of occupational training to be eligible for WIOA funding, follow Step 1 and Step 2.
If a training provider is already on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List, begin with Step 2.
Step 1: To nominate a training provider to be added to the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List, the training provider must submit the following document:
- WIOA Data/SSN Collection Affirmation Form (Word) -- to be completed and signed by the training provider.
Step 2: To nominate program(s) to be added to the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List, the training provider must submit the following documents for each occupational training program.
- Program Description and Nomination Form (Word) -- to be completed by the training provider and signed by authorized staff of a Maryland Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) indicating the LWDB's approval to add the program to the WIOA Eligible Training Provider List.
- Verification of Minimum Program Performance (Word) -- to be completed by the training provider documenting that an existing program has at least a 61% employment rate for program graduates. A new program (in operation for fewer than twenty-four months) is exempt from this requirement.
This means that a new program may be eligible to be added to the ETPL without demonstrating that it meets the minimum performance standards and that this form does not apply to them.
Note: The data MUST be sent in electronic format, either on a CD, DVD, or via e-mail in Word or Excel file format. If sent via e-mail, the Word or Excel files MUST be password-protected with the password sent in a separate follow-up e-mail.